I have two unfinished undergraduate degrees from two different universities, one in Math, and one in Computer Science. I also have a completed college diploma in computer programming, and a few years of experience in my field at a couple of different companies.
When applying for jobs, what's the most positive way to phrase the fact that I have most of a degree in a relevant field? I've used the terms 'Unfinished Degree' and 'Incomplete Degree' on resumes before, but I feel that neither term conveys what I'm trying to get across, which would be more like, "Most of a Degree, with no immediate plans to finish it, but don't worry, I'm not a complete idiot".
I'd like to address this in my cover letter, but I also don't want to spend too much time talking about it, and drawing extra attention to the fact that I twice enrolled in university studies, did most of the required work, but didn't bother to finish it.
In one recent cover letter that I sent out I had something along the lines of this: "I've got a college diploma in programming, the better part of a computer science degree, and a few years of experience working as a developer."